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Author Dragoon, Ken.

Title Valuing wind generation on integrated power systems / Ken Dragoon.

Imprint Norwich, N.Y. : William Andrew ; Oxford : Elsevier Science [distributor], 2010.


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Summary Wind powered generation is the fastest growing energy source in the United States due to a combination of economic incentives, public preference for renewable energy as expressed in government policies, competitive costs, and the need to address global warming. The economic consequences of the relative variability and lower predictability of wind generation are not easily captured in standard economic analyses performed by utility planners. This book provides utility analysts and regulators a guide to analyzing the value of wind generation in the context of modern power systems. Guiding the reader through the steps to understanding and valuing wind generation on modern power systems, this book approaches the issue from the various, current perspectives in the US. These include utilities that are still primarily vertically integrated power providers and systems dominated by independent system operators (ISOs). Outlined here are the basic procedures in a wind valuation study, described with enough detail so that analysts spanning a range of resources and sophistication can reasonably undertake a competent study. Descriptions of studies performed by other utilities are also provided, explaining their specific approaches to the fundamentals. Finally, it includes a short section on power systems that utilize relatively large fractions of wind, and how operating procedures and valuing techniques may need alteration to accommodate them. Reviews operating challenges that large amounts of wind power present to power systems operators. Outlines alternative approaches to quantifying the systems services necessary to accommodate the wind. Explains how economic analyses of wind generation are competently performed. Describes how to represent wind generation in computer models commonly used by electric utility planners that may not be specifically designed to incorporate wind generation. Reviews methods used by some select utility companies around the United States. Touches on key European issues involving relatively high levels of wind generation. Written at the level of the utility planner, assuming a basic understanding of economic dispatch of generators and elementary statistics. Outlines the role of wind forecasting in wind valuation studies. Evaluates the importance of estimating wind generation to meet peak demand. Researches how the market structure effects the value of wind energy. Discusses power systems that utilize relatively large fractions of wind power. Highlights the operating procedures that can enhance the value of wind generation.
Contents Overview of System-Wide Impacts of Wind Generation on Power Systems -- General Approaches to Valuing Wind on Power Systems -- Developing Useful Wind Generation Data -- Characterization of Wind in Generation Dispatch Models -- Power System Incremental Reserve Requirements -- Wind Forecasting -- Power System Dispatch Models and Valuing Wind Generation -- Wind Integration Costs -- Wind Power Contribution to Meeting Peak Demand -- Effects of Markets on Wind Integration Costs -- Reducing Wind Integration Costs -- Review of Selected Wind Integration Studies -- Considerations for High Penetration Wind Systems.
Note Print version record.
Subject Wind power.
Wind power -- Costs.
Wind power -- Valuation.
Wind power.
Wind power. (OCoLC)fst01175627
Wind power -- Costs. (OCoLC)fst01175633
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Dragoon, Ken. Valuing wind generation on integrated power systems. Norwich, N.Y. : William Andrew ; Oxford : Elsevier Science [distributor], 2010 9780815520474 (OCoLC)610157611
ISBN 9780815520474 (electronic bk.)
0815520476 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000046315195
DEBBG BV039827193
DEBBG BV042314424
DEBSZ 36774466X
NZ1 13642870
NZ1 15187836
CHVBK 519246128
CHNEW 001009905

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